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Woman steals body wash and perfume

Woman steals body wash and perfume

A 51-year-old paralegal, who stole two items from Cave Shepherd, has been remanded to Dodds prison for the next 28 days. Juliette Patricia Merritt-Bailey, of Parish Land, Christ Church, admitted before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today to stealing a $40 body wash and a $39.90 perfume belonging to the establishment on December 19. According to the […]

Prison officer allegedly brought ‘ping pongs’ and other food items to jail

Prison officer allegedly brought ‘ping pongs’ and other food items to jail

Details have emerged in court on the prohibited food items that a 47-year-old prison officer was allegedly attempting to bring into HMP Dodds when he ran afoul of the regulations. Melvin McDonald Goodman, of Bathsheba, St Joseph and Todds Land, St George, reportedly took three bottles of Ensure, a tube of toothpaste, a pack of […]

Angry split

Angry split

An argument between a man and his girlfriend on Tuesday night has ended up in a bitter split and the couple being hauled before the court on separate charges. Today, 50-year-old Stephen Christopher Maynard, of No 13, Chelston Avenue, Culloden Road, St Michael, pleaded guilty to assaulting Shavon Sharika Nakita Marshall on December 19, occasioning […]

 Court rules in favour of BIDC workers

 Court rules in favour of BIDC workers

Government has been ordered to pay damages to seven former employees of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), who were sent on early retirement at age 60 back in 2015. High Court Justice Jacqueline Cornelius today ruled that the action by the board of the statutory corporation was not only unlawful, but void and […]

Comissiong wins round one of Hyatt challenge

Comissiong wins round one of Hyatt challenge

A legal victory for attorney-at-law David Comissiong today. The High Court today gave the green light for him to proceed with his legal challenge to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s decision – in his capacity as minister responsible for Town Planning – to give the go ahead to the controversial Hyatt development on Bay Street, St […]

Prison officer granted bail

Prison officer granted bail

A 47-year-old prison officer was today released on $500 bail after pleading not guilty to a criminal offence. Melvin MacDonald Goodman, of Bathsheba, St Joseph and Todds Land, St George, is accused of unlawfully taking a number of food items into Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds for an inmate. The offence reportedly occurred on December 16. […]

New Premier of Nevis sworn in

New Premier of Nevis sworn in

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Attorney-at-law Mark Brantley was Tuesday sworn in as the fourth Premier of the island of Nevis during a special sitting of the High Court in Charlestown. During the ceremony, Brantley was presented with his instruments of appointment by acting deputy governor general Marjorie Morton. He also took the oaths of allegiance and secrecy […]

Prison officer charged

Prison officer charged

A 47-year-old prison officer is due to appear in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court today on a criminal charge. Melvin MacDonald Goodman, of Bathsheba, St Joseph and Todds Land, St George, is accused of unlawfully taking a number of food items into Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds for an inmate. The offence reportedly occurred on December […]

EBC not yet ready to stage elections – Stuart

EBC not yet ready to stage elections – Stuart

By the end of the current financial year on March 30, the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) should be ready to stage the next general election. This indication from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today as he sought and received a supplementary vote in Parliament for $591,067 to assist the commission with its preparations for the […]